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The Healthy Rivers INitiative, the largest land conservation initiative to be undertaken in Indiana, was announced in June 2010. It includes a partnership of resource agencies and organizations who are working with willing landowners to permanently protect more than 43,000 acres along the Wabash River and Sugar Creek in west-central Indiana, and more than 26,000 acres of the Muscatatuck River bottomlands in southeast Indiana. To date, the effort has added to the opening of three conservation areas for recreational use: Austin Bottoms, Sugar Creek and Wabash River.
Eight key objectives have been identified for HRI: